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Scrum Agile Interview Questions

As an Agile Coach and Trainer, one of the most common questions that students ask me is “What are typical “Scrum Agile Interview Questions?” In this series of articles, we will tackle some such questions

Here in this section we will cover

  1. Some Conceptual Questions
  2. Practical Questions asked in a Scrum Master or an Agile Coach Interview
  3. Questions Based on Real life Scenarios.

Some Tips to Help You Answer The Scrum Agile Interview Questions.

There are many such questions that can be asked. Let us look at some points to consider while you answer these kinds of questions successfully in your interview, After All these have to be “your” answers. As such, these answers need to reflect your perspective and need to be rooted in your personal experience

  1. Understand context of the question – Make sure that you have understood the question correctly. It is ok to paraphrase the question and ask “I understand what you are asking is …… ” .. If you want some more specifics, be sure to ask. But do make sure to explain why you are asking the additional information.
  2. Anchor your response in your experience. – It is a good idea to base your answer with a real life example, for XYZ customer we had a similar situation and what help was doing such and such. However, when you state a real-life case let, it usually helps to explain what was the impact – we did X because of that we achieved Y results.
  3. Highlight Scrum and Agile Principles – It is important to remember that we are interviewing for a Scrum Master role. The Scrum Guide 2020 says “The Scrum Master is accountable for establishing Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide” and as such when we give any answer it may help to make it clear how we align with the Scrum Guide!
  4. Highlight your contribution but still remember Scrum is a Team Sport ! – Interviewers definitely will be eager to understand your personal contribution in any of the success stories. However, it will help if you keep in mind that Scrum Master is a True leader who serves. It is usually a good idea to highlight how you served the needs of the team and how you helped the team to achieve success